3 February 2016


Lot 101

Ferrari F1 046/2 Engine, 1997, No. 354

Sold for €40.950

730 bhp, 2,998 cc DOHC 40-valve dry-sump 75-degree V-10 engine with Magneti Marelli indirect electronic fuel injection.

The end of the 1990s would prove to be Ferrari’s return to the forefront of Formula 1. In 1996, Michael Schumacher would join the Scuderia, and one year later he was united by two of the sport’s greatest engineering minds, Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn. Schumacher finished 3rd in the Drivers’ Championship that year and had high hopes for the 1997 season. That year the Scuderia would win five races with Schumacher behind the wheel. He entered the final race of the year with a single point advantage over season-long rival Jacques Villeneuve. Unfortunately, the European Grand Prix did not finish as Schumacher and Ferrari had hoped, with Villeneuve ultimately taking the title. Regardless, the season was a resounding success for Ferrari and the starting point for their dominance of Formula 1.

Moteur V10 à 75°, 2 998 cm3, 2 ACT par banc, 40 soupapes, 730 ch, carter sec, injection électronique indirecte Magneti Marelli.

La fin des années 1990 voit Ferrari revenir au premier plan de la Formule 1. En 1996, Michael Schumacher intègre la Scuderia et, un an plus tard, il est rejoint par deux des ingénieurs les plus brillants du sport automobile, Rory Byrne et Ross Brawn. Schumacher termine cette saison à la troisième place du Championnat du monde des pilotes et nourrit de grands espoirs pour la saison 1997. Il y franchit cinq fois en tête la ligne d'arrivée au volant de sa Ferrari et prend le départ de la dernière course avec un seul point d'avance sur son rival Jacques Villeneuve. Finalement, le Grand Prix d'Europe ne se termine pas comme Schumacher et Ferrari l'ont espéré, et c'est Villeneuve qui s'attribue le titre mondial. Quoi qu'il en soit, cette saison traduit pour Ferrari un énorme succès et marque le début de la domination de la marque en Formule 1.

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